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Vegan Pasta Carbonara

  • Author: Simple Vegan Blog
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Italian

You can enjoy a delicious and creamy vegan pasta carbonara in just 25 minutes. This is a gluten-free version, which is also healthier and lower in fat.

Vegan Pasta Carbonara. - You can enjoy a delicious and creamy vegan pasta carbonara in just 25 minutes. This is a gluten-free version, which is also healthier and lower in fat.
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Ingredients

  • 18 ounces pasta of your choice (500 g), we used brown rice spaghetti
  • 10 ounces firm tofu (275 g)
  • 1/2 cup plant milk of your choice (125 ml), we used soy milk
  • 1/2 cup vegan parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast (8 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (4 tbsp)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp tahini (or extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 ground black pepper
  • Vegan bacon to taste, we usually add 3 slices for each serving
  • Fresh parsley to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Place the rest of the ingredients (except the bacon and the parsley) in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. When the pasta is ready, strain it and place it in a frying pan or in the same pot you’ve cooked the pasta, add the sauce and the bacon (chopped) and cook over medium-high heat for about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Serve with some fresh parsley on top, more pepper and more bacon (optional).
  5. Store the pasta carbonara in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 4 days.

Notes

  • Use any type of pasta you want.
  • Adding 1 tsp of turmeric powder you’ll get a beautiful color, but if you’re not a big fan of this ingredient, omit it or add just 1/2 tsp.
  • If you don’t eat soy, you could try to use overnight soaked cashews instead of the tofu and any other plant milk instead of the soy milk.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 of the recipe using nutritional yeast instead of the vegan parmesan cheese and without the bacon
  • Calories: 375
  • Sugar: 2.2 g
  • Sodium: 195.9 mg
  • Fat: 7.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.3 g
  • Fiber: 10.6 g
  • Protein: 22.9 g